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Yshani Perinpanayagam

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Yshani is a pianist, composer and music director from London, specialising in not specialising.

As a relatively new composer, her sound is currently an ever-evolving mash-up of her varied musical tastes and personal worlds; this currently includes elements of contemporary classical music, dirty grooves, Sri Lankan parents, game and play, melancholy, and activism.

Patrons supporting Yshani will be invited to join her journey as she continues to find her feet as a composer as she shares drafts of new works, personal revelations about her process, improvised experimentations on rough-and-ready material etc., as well as further insight into her performing career.

Listen: See How They Run; – Workshop performance by Ligeti Quartet

Yshani's Updates

🔒 The earliest of drafts!

Who knows if this will survive the night?! I’ve been asked to write a string trio for a concert next

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🔒 It’s a premiere night 🤩

About to make my way to the premiere of a song I wrote with Laura Attridge; here’s a little about

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🔒 Supersonic Mirth 🎄

I saw a call-out for Christmas Carols and figured it presented me with a good excuse to write another one.

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🔒 Replugging in my creativity

Returning to London having conducted and arranged a baroque opera left me quite out of touch with the boundary-free side of my imagination and my general whimsy! This update talks through my journey through some exhaustion, some creative-tightness and some grief to writing a piece that seemed the right thing for the right time.

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🔒 I’m back from the depths of Arrangerland (sort of)

Just me chatting to the camera in a heat wave about everything I’ve been up to preparing for opening our production of Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina which I’ve been arranging for CHROMA ensemble…and conducting / music direction. It’s been a whole other ball-game of hat-changing for me which which has been thrilling and difficult in equal measure. And a little update on the premiere of my flute piece!

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🔒 Bits of Me: Video 1

The first in a series of videos where I introduce myself to you properly. Here is a behind the scenes video of me and my partner in crime: my piano.

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🔒 There she is!

She’s been opening a show! Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve been up to, MDing Passion by Sondheim in Manchester, with a head full of stars (both reviews and general reeling…)

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🔒 Who do you think I am?

A little introduction to how I’d like us to write a little piece together…

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🔒 Composer Commentary: i only bite because you make me

Me chatting away about how and why my piece for piano synchronised to a perfect game of snake came into

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🔒 New Patrons – Thank You…and Welcome!

Thank you so much for your support. Here’s a little more on about how I am hoping to use this

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